DuPont invests $50 million in Kevlar to accelerate innovation
DuPont Safety & Construction today announced a $50 million investment in Kevlar, invented over 50 years ago in Delaware, to meet global customer demand.
“Kevlar® is recognized for creating the protection solutions category 50 years ago and customers have turned to our technology for quality, reliability and performance ever since,” said John Richard, vice president and general manager for DuPont™ Kevlar® and Nomex®. “The market leadership of Kevlar® comes from our ability to solve some of today’s toughest challenges. This investment in our operations will position the business to push the boundaries of fiber science and what is possible for our customers for the next 50 years.”
DuPont has also dedicated nearly 50 employees to improving Kevlar fibers and developing future innovations for the iconic material.
“These investments are only just the beginning,” Richard said. “At over 50 years strong, Kevlar® is constantly seeking out and identifying new uses and applications to enable people to Dare Bigger™ – we never stop thinking about what’s next.”